Monday, marked the first day, since the COVID-19 shutdown, that gyms and exercise centers in Texas could reopen. Locally we talked to 3 local exercise facilities, 1 in Liberty and 2 in Dayton.
We begin with Snap Fitness in Dayton on Highway 90, across from Brookshire Brothers. A representative there tells us their hours of operation are from 4 in the morning to 10 at night, Monday through Friday. Based on state requirements for operations, Snap Fitness is only allowing 20 people in their gym at a time, and no visitors.
Requirements are that customers must wash and/or sanitize hands upon arrival. All workout equipment is spaced at least 6 feet apart. Policies at Snap Fitness call for customers to bring their own drinks because the water fountain is not turned on.
Moving now to Hometown Fitness, next to Thriftee Food Center, in Dayton Town Center. There we are told that facility is open 24-hours a day. Occupancy is limited to 25% capacity at one time. Those working out are required to wash hands before touching any equipment and again before leaving Hometown Fitness. All of the equipment is arranged to be at least 6 feet apart. A Face Mask is not required in either of those Dayton workout centers but it’s ok to wear one, if you wish.
Moving across the river to Liberty. Anytime Fitness is near Tractor supply and across from El Burrito on Main Street. An Anytime Fitness staffer says, as the name implies, they are open Anytime - around the clock. They are restricted to 25 people at any one time. No guest passes are being accepted. Gloves are not required, but recommended, and will be provided free of charge. Face masks are optional. Those going to Anytime Fitness need to sanitize equipment before and after use. Also, their representative tell us they are asking customers if they have been sick in the last 14 days to please stay at home. All the workout gyms in Dayton and Liberty indicate they are accepting new members.